The Qur'an is the sacred book of Islam. The title is Arabic, and is sometimes spelled "Koran" instead, or some other transliteration.
In traditional Islam, the Qur'an exists only in Arabic. Translations are explanations of the Qur'an's meaning that many Muslims consider distinct from the Qur'an itself. For convenience, however, we include translations as well as Arabic Qur'ans on this page.
Editions in libraries
- The Holy Qur-án: Containing the Arabic Text With English Translation and Commentary (Woking, England: The "Islamic Review" Office, 1917), ed. by Muhammad Ali (PDF with commentary at ahmadiyya.org)
- The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated Out of Arabique into French (earliest known English translation of the Qur'an, from Du Ryer's French; with a life of Mohammed, and a closing essay by Ross; 1649), trans. by André Du Ryer, contrib. by Alexander Ross (multiple formats at archive.org)
- The Qur'ân (English text only; no notes), trans. by Edward Henry Palmer (HTML at sacred-texts.com)
- The Qur'an (English text with introduction and notes; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1880), trans. by Edward Henry Palmer
- The Koran (1909), trans. by J. M. Rodwell, contrib. by G. Margoliouth (Gutenberg text)
- The Koran, Commonly Called the Alkoran of Mohammed (translated with notes and commentary), ed. by George Sale (Gutenberg text)
- The Koran, trans. by M. H. Shakir (HTML at Michigan)
- The Qur'an (in many languages and translations, with commentary) (multiple formats at islamicity.org)
- The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed, Translated into English Immediately From the Original Arabic: With Explanatory Notes, Taken From the Most Approved Commentators, To Which is Prefaced a Preliminary Discourse (London: Printed by C. Ackers for J. Wilcox, 1734), ed. by George Sale (page images at CMU)
- Der Koran: Aus dem Arabischen ins Hebraische Ubersetzt uns Erlautert (translation of the Qur'an into Hebrew; also has a Hebrew title page; Leipzig: W. Gerhard, 1857), ed. by Hermann Reckendorf (page images at HathiTrust)
- Qur'an (18th century illuminated manuscript, in Arabic), contrib. by Ahmad Rashi Safi, illust. by Ibrahim Ad'ham Gharbaldah Balawi (page images with commentary at wdl.org)